This Month at the SON–March 2014

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March 3, 2014 | In Events, News
 

Even though February tried to slow us down with tornado warnings and blizzards, the spring semester at the SON is rolling into March! Spring Break is coming up fast. But before you take off on a service trip or vacation, think about taking in a seminar or trying the USGC Lunch n’ Learn. As the weather warms up, there will be plenty of learning opportunities as well as sunshine.

March 4

  • Quality and Patient Outcomes Seminar
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Room 104, Carrington Hall
    Not Enough Time, Staff, or Data: Making Evaluation Work for You in the “Real” World
    Presented by Andrea Radford, DrPH, MHA, Director, Evaluation & Outcomes, Care Share Health Alliance; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Research Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

March 5

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Doctoral Education: Doctoral Suite Ribbon Cutting, DNP Inauguration, and PhD Reunion
    5:30 PM, Doctoral Education Suite
    Come join us in celebrating our new Doctoral Education Suite as well as the 25th Anniversary of the SON PhD program. You’ll have a chance to reconnect with fellow alums, mingle with faculty members, and share memories of doctoral education at the SON
  • Office of Research Support and Consultation Seminar
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Room 104, Carrington Hall
    Partnering on a Path Toward Sociophysiology
    Presented by Eric Hodges, PhD, FNP-BC, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Cathai Propper, PhD, Research Scientist, Center for Developmental Science. PIZZA will be served.

March 6

  • Calling Forth the Courage: Making a Difference in Health and Health Care
    8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Sheraton, 111 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    A day filled with seminars and discussion revolving around cutting-edge advancements in evidence-based practice and nursing education. For more information on the symposium and a full list of speakers, visit the Alumni Events Page.
  • Retirement Reception Honoring Merle Mishel, PhD, RN, FAAN
    6:00 PM The Carolina Inn
    Join us in celebrating the legacy and scholarship of award-winning theorist Dr. Merle Mishel.
  • 2014 Graduating Class Lunch
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Fox Lobby, Carrington Hall
    All undergraduate students finishing their degree in May 2014 are invited to join their classmates in Fox Lobby for pizza.
  • Undergraduate Student Governance Council Meeting
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Room 208, Carrington Hall
    The Undergraduate Student Governance Council (USGC) is a student-led organization focused on enhancing the undergraduate experience at the SON. Learn how you can gain valuable leadership and project management experience through USGC. More information can be found here: https://nursing.unc.edu/current-students/undergraduate-student-governance-council/

March 7-16

  • SPRING BREAK!

March 15

  • 25th Annual PACU and Ambulatory Surgery Conference
    8:00 AM-4:30 PM, The Friday Center
    A continuing education course from the Center for Lifelong Learning for nurses, advanced practice nurses, and primary care clinicians interested in updates on ambulatory surgery and post-anesthesia care. In this course, you will learn about cutting edge surgical interventions, post-operative care, and the history of anesthesia. Details on the curriculum and cost of attendance available on the course webpage.

March 18

 

  • Quality and Patient Outcomes Seminar
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Room 104, Carrington Hall
    Cultural and Linguistic Considerations in Interventions to Improve Health Care
    Dan Reuland, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Division of General Medicine, School of Medicine

March 19

  • Office of Research Support and Consultation Seminar
    Creative Mentoring: Strategies for Engaging Students in Research
    Anna Beeber, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Suzanne Thoyre, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. PIZZA will be served.

March 20

  • Association of Nursing Students Monthly Meeting
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Room 1, Carrington Hall
    Get to know your fellow students through the Association of Nursing Students (ANS). Bring your lunch and learn about community service opportunities such as the ANS Red Cross Blood Drive and the Heels for Healing 5K.
  • Undergraduate Student Governance Council Meeting
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Room 208, Carrington Hall
    The Undergraduate Student Governance Council (USGC) is a student-led organization focused on enhancing the undergraduate experience at the SON. Learn how you can gain valuable leadership and project management experience through USGC. More information can be found here: https://nursing.unc.edu/current-students/undergraduate-student-governance-council/

March 22

  • SON Dinner in Washington DC 
    5:00 PM, Farmers Fishers Bakers, 3000 K Street NW
    Alumni and friends of the SON who live in DC are invited to join us for dinner with Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor Kristen M. Swanson, RN, PhD, FAAN, Please RSVP to Katisha Paige at Katisha_Paige@unc.edu or (919) 966-4619 by March 17.

March 26

  • All Graduate Programs Information Session
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Room 104, Carrington Hall
    Prospective students, come learn more about the EN-MSN, MSN, Post-MSN, DNP, and PhD programs at the SON. More information is available at: http://nursing.unc.edu/admissions/information-sessions/

March 27

  • The Faces of Medical Error: From Tears to Transparency–”The Story of Lewis Blackman”
    5:30 PM-8:00 PM, Kirkland Auditorium in the Koury Health Sciences Building
    In November, 2000, a gifted and healthy 15-year-old boy named Lewis Blackman died tragically in the hospital where he had undergone elective surgery. His death was caused by preventable errors and a profound lack of teamwork and communication–factors that cause tens of thousands of similar preventable deaths each year. This interprofessional event will begin with a screening of “The Story of Lewis Blackman” followed by a moderated discussion with Lewis Blackman’s mother, Helen Haskill. All professionals from UNC Health Affairs schools along with UNC Healthcare and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers program are encouraged to attend. A trailer for the film can be found here.
  • USGC Lunch-N-Learn: Caring for LGBTQI Patients and Families 
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Fox Auditorium, Carrington Hall
    The Undergraduate Student Governance Council is proud to present our first Lunch-N-Learn brought to you by a group of your peers. That’s right, we have a group of RockStar Students committed to providing you with best practices and evidence based guidelines for caring for LGBTQI patients and family members. The LGBTQI Student Committee is currently in the process of incorporating feedback you provided in our assessment survey. Stay tuned for more information on this progressive and important initiative.

March 28

  • The Faces of Medical Error: From Tears to Transparency–”The Story of Lewis Blackman”
    12:00 PM-1:30 PM, Kirkland Auditorium in the Koury Health Sciences Building
    In November, 2000, a gifted and healthy 15-year-old boy named Lewis Blackman died tragically in the hospital where he had undergone elective surgery. His death was caused by preventable errors and a profound lack of teamwork and communication–factors that cause tens of thousands of similar preventable deaths each year. This interprofessional event will begin with a screening of “The Story of Lewis Blackman” followed by a moderated discussion with Lewis Blackman’s mother, Helen Haskill. All professionals from UNC Health Affairs schools along with UNC Healthcare and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers program are encouraged to attend. A trailer for the film can be found here.
  • Infusing Technology and Informatics into Nursing Care
    8:00 AM-5:00 PM, The Friday Center
    A continuing education course from the Center for Lifelong Learning for nurses, advanced practice nurses, and primary care clinicians interested learning how informatics can enhance their practice. In this course, you will learn  “meaningful use,” systems-wide changes in technology, and best practices for Electronic Health Records (EHR). Details on the curriculum and cost of attendance available on the course webpage.

This Month at the SON is a monthly feature to increase awareness of SON-related events. If you are interested in learning how to add events to this monthly post, or if your event is missing, please contact Meagen Voss in the Office of Advancement at 919-966-4619 or at vossm@email.unc.edu.